Skip to comments.How far right Republican Tim Donnelly became the GOP favorite in California
Posted on 04/12/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
One Republican candidate for governor is a former U.S. treasury official, a moderate who promises to create jobs and fix Californias public school system. Another is a firebrand a conservative California assemblyman and former anti-immigrant Minuteman who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2012 for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Ontario airport.
Although some California Republican leaders had seen the moderate, Neel Kashkari, as the GOPs candidate of the future in a deep blue state, Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly is pummeling him, according to a surprising new Field Poll.
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Californian moderates have such a great victory history. Anyone remember Elizabeth Emken? No, me neither.
There is a mention of Tim hurting Jeff Denham’s race. Hopefully he loses when he tries to distance himself from Donnelly. Michael Medved had Denham on his show to sell amnesty. It was like Hannity with Rubio’s infomercial for amnesty.
A caller from asked him Jeff if he thinks that his amnesty bill will cause a wave of illegals. Denham ignored the question and talked about how patriotic these people are.
The nice guys? Yeah, we already tried them and got buried. If we’re going to get beat either way, let’s at least go down throwing heat.
Even in a hardcore blue state there are people who are fed up with liberals, moderates, and those who appease to leftist politics. Californians are suffering from the effects of a leftist-run government, and instead of being a shining example of the economic greatness of America, it’s been turned into a liberal, politically correct economic craphole!
Slander. Par for the course in the MSM.
Medved has no listeners, luckily.
Amen to your characterization of our once great State. I was born here long ago and have seen it turn into a cesspool. The of the fatal flaws in our system is the doctrine “one man one vote.” The doctrine means just everybody from no matter where votes and guess who they vote for?-The GOODIE MEN!
“One Republican candidate for governor is a former U.S. treasury official, a moderate who promises to create jobs and fix Californias public school system. Another is a firebrand a conservative California assemblyman and former anti-immigrant Minuteman who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2012 for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Ontario airport.”
I like the way the totally unbiased way the the neutral reporter describes the two candidates.
Since when are illegal aliens immigrants?
Isn’t Medved conservative? He’s on Salem radio, which also has people such as Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Mike Gallagher, at least on my local station these others are on.
I don’t hear any of them regularly due to work anand other activities. But I thought Medved was a conservative, perhaps I’m mistaken.
Well, we can scratch this guy from the support list of the California Republican leadership, and the RNC... What? Are you joking me?
Hope he has deep pockets.
Politics don't change much, even in the golden state.
Folks rave and rant, scream and holler, but if they did their economic homework, that is, education, job, savings, etc., they are just fine.
Screaming and carrying on makes them feel better, I suppose, but, other than that it serves no purpose other than to show the world how SPOILED they are.
They remind me of Calvin and Hobbs.
Well he’s probably as conservative as Prager and Hewitt. (Gallagher I just don’t get).
If one believes that the USA’s problems can be solved by electing a few more Republicans, they might be your kind of conservatives.
I think it’s way too late for their kind of solutions.
Nope; Medved is just another go along to get along IDIOT.
I would disagree with that assessment of California. I think it is changing quickly. My son is 19, and when he started high school at his private Christian high school, most of the kids were prett,y conservative. My daughters are 3 grades below him, and now most of the kids are very liberal.
When we first bought our home 20 years ago, we coukd easily do it on our engineer salaries and then we could afford for me to quit working. My son chose to go to college in Texas because it will help him get a job in Texas where he will be able to buy a house on his salary. He would not be able to buy one in California.
Then there are the multitude of little laws that are increasingly limiting our freedom from not being able to have a fire to plastic bag bans.
When our daughters graduate from high school next year, we will move out of California and probably to Texas.
I forgot to mention that my husband was laid off 2 years ago, and the cost of living is getting to us. Our savings will go much further in Texas.
Not here in CA. Brown is already up something like 30 points. Write CA off. And if they are fed up (not according to the polls here) they aren’t gonna jump ship.
CA is a lost cause.
You will love Texas. Lots of CA license plates here...lol. We just want the conservative ones ;)
Best of luck...with the college years and the (possible) move to TX.
In other words, the candidate who scores a scant 3% support has a greater "opportunity to succeed in the long run". Is that what this "intellectual authority" is trying to say?
I grew up in Texas. I can’t wait to get back. My husband will miss California’s natural beauty, but he can always go on vacation when he misses it.
Kashkari voted for Obama in 2008.
Go Tim Go.
“...I’m not suffering.
None of my friends, family,
former co-workers and
acquaintances are suffering...”
You are truly blessed.
Medved’s a liberal turned capital R Republican. Its obvious conservatives embarrass him.
What name did she go by?
Senator to be... or not.
I think CA voters are sick and tired ofliberals, I think they are seeing states like Texas eating their lunch. The Golden State is now the Fool’s Gold State.
That’s the thing though. I hope Perry could shut up and just say “Texas sucks and we’re all racist rednecks” so the libs wouldn’t go there. That’s my plan too eventually. At least pass a law that only conservatives and non-Dumocraps can become residents on TX.
I guess he doesn't remember Arnold Whatshisname.
Liberal California Republicans are little more than roadkill. It is a truism that people rarely vote for the candidate of one party who runs on the platform of the other party.
That is, Republicans don’t vote for Republicans who support Democrat ideas, and vice versa. But liberal California Republicans seem to be just as incapable of pattern recognition as are Democrats.
When they act and vote conservative, they provide a *contrast* to liberal Republicans and radical Democrats. And people like a choice in who they vote for. They like contrast. And they will vote for contrast.
When liberal California Republicans get trounced in the polls, their inclination is exactly wrong. They say, “Oh no! We must become *more* liberal!” And time and time again it does not work.
They are stuck on stupid.
Except the current left wing Democrat Governor, Jerry Brown has a 59% positive job approval rating at the moment.
Hey, Nero Germanicus- Who reported Moonbeam’s favorable job approval rating? Do ya know, Nero?
We truly are. I give thanks to our good Lord every single day by trying to lead a good life. On occasion I succeed.
Best of everything to you.
One of my very oldest friends lives in Robertson county, Texas, and I visit her three or four times a year. I'm seeing her next month.
The only bad thing there is the FIRE ANTS. Nasty little buggers, from South America, via Florida. HARD to kill. They even even kill livestock.
Yes, they will.
I know the pain of husband-layoff. It happened to my husband in hiring: no one wanted to hire a middle-aged, white male, especially an over-qualified one. He was out of work for months. Terrible!
Again, best of everything and watch out for those fire ants.
I would be willing to bet you have one of those really hard jobs; like creative consultant or contract administrator that require a high level of key board skills and the ability to use 30 dollar words where a simple yes or no would do.
Wrong again. I was a teacher.
I learned the key board because my mother has been a business teacher.
You sound like an over educated Santa Monica snob to me.
Just in case it never enters into your closed little world, the people who provide the goods and services you would find life very difficult without, are having a hard time of it out there.
If your brains were as big as the chip on your shoulder, you might have a chance.
Speaking of "closed little worlds" yours in a HUMdinger.
My husband and I also lived in Saudi Arabia for five years because of his engineering skills. He was SO smart, 10 times smarter than me. From over there we traveled the world. I am home now and a widow.
Seek the Lord to find your own peace. There is only peace through Him.
I am also a native Californian, been here for the last 65 years and I worked with those people every day. I heard about and had to work with the regulations they had to labor under; the taxes from workers comp to business licensing, hireing regulations to ridiculous law suits, permitting process's to corrupt officials. For the last 30 years at least, the state of California has made working people's lives as miserable as possible short of driving them all out. The ones who could leave have left and taken an awful lot of jobs and skills with them. California has become a well fare joke in all the more normal states. We never have enough money to fix the pot holes in the roads, but we always have the money for a clean needle program for drug addicts and condoms for K-12 kids? We always have money in the budget for free breakfast, lunch and supper for the illegal aliens in our taxpayer funded schools but not enough to repair and maintain bridges and infrastructure? We are currently paying some of the highest taxes in the world, so where is the money going? Whats wrong with the current government in Sacramento that they could take what used to be a state with an economy larger than a lot of entire countries and turn it into a net debtor third world sh#thole? When you elect idiot socialists and Stalinists and you have a newer population that is only interested in free stuff this is what you get.
Get a life and try not to hate others for having one.
Anyone who says this is a liar, fraud or ignoramus. Government schools can not be "fixed", as socialism is unfixable. How is he going to create jobs in the face of the overwhelmingly Democrat/Commie legislature?
What gets me is that both the rich and the poor are squeezing out the middle class. The poor want the freebies, and the rich are into all the social stuff like gay rights, antiwar, global warming.
My poor kids have to watch what they say about Christianity at their Chrstian school. It would be so much worse in public school. My son is loving going to college in Texas and my daughters can’t wait to leave California.
Hit the nail on the head the first time.
Hard to understand having to watch your mouth and opinions about being a Christian in a Christian school; but political correctness has invaded every corner of the society, particularly any type of educational institution.
I made the mistake of retiring here several years ago, just finally got the farm turned into a going concern 2 years ago, hate to think I will let the leftists and lazy drive me out of my native state.
Again, best of everything and watch out for those fire ants.
The fire ants have disappeared because the Ebola virus killed them off. Leftist Californians rely wouldn’t like Texas and should stay away. ;-)
rely => really (doh)